Your Future in Early Childhood Education

The Bachelor of Science in early childhood education program at Charleston Southern University provides students with a balance of content, practicum experiences and an integration of the liberal arts core in preparing students to teach grades K-3. The university offers students in this major the Certification Program for Grades PK-3.  

Students start practicum experiences in the first year, and by the time they enter student teaching, they have at least nine different experiences in the field. 

Prospective students should choose this program if they feel called to teach, want to learn in a Christian environment with highly skilled and experienced professors, and want to have a rich educational foundation steeped in practical and real-world experiences.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Amanda Butler

Amanda M. Butler

Early Childhood & Elementary Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Education
P843-863-7485
Eabutler@csuniv.edu

Early Childhood Education: it's a calling

Students complete practicum experiences in most education courses with an EDUC prefix. In addition, students complete a semester-long intensive field experience in the fall.

As an Early Childhood Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Principles and Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology Applied to Effective Teaching
  • Introduction to Human Growth and Development
  • Observation and Assessment of the Young Child
  • Methods for Classroom Management and Effective Instruction in the Elementary School 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Public School Elementary Educator
  • Private School Elementary Educator
Teacher And Pupils Using Wooden Shapes In Montessori School.

College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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Wingo Hall

Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

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Lightsey Chapel

The chapel seats 1,500 and is a multipurpose facility equipped with a modern stage and support equipment. The Margaret Kelly Hamrick Prayer Room is located at the front of the building. Named for W. Norris and Nell Peeples Lightsey.

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